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Meaning of bank

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: sloping land (especially the slope beside a body of water);
           "they pulled the canoe up on the bank"; "he sat on the bank
           of the river and watched the currents"
      2: a financial institution that accepts deposits and channels
         the money into lending activities; "he cashed a check at the
         bank"; "that bank holds the mortgage on my home" [syn:
         {depository financial institution}, {bank}, {banking
         concern}, {banking company}]
      3: a long ridge or pile; "a huge bank of earth"
      4: an arrangement of similar objects in a row or in tiers; "he
         operated a bank of switches"
      5: a supply or stock held in reserve for future use (especially
         in emergencies)
      6: the funds held by a gambling house or the dealer in some
         gambling games; "he tried to break the bank at Monte Carlo"
      7: a slope in the turn of a road or track; the outside is higher
         than the inside in order to reduce the effects of centrifugal
         force [syn: {bank}, {cant}, {camber}]
      8: a container (usually with a slot in the top) for keeping
         money at home; "the coin bank was empty" [syn: {savings
         bank}, {coin bank}, {money box}, {bank}]
      9: a building in which the business of banking transacted; "the
         bank is on the corner of Nassau and Witherspoon" [syn:
         {bank}, {bank building}]
      10: a flight maneuver; aircraft tips laterally about its
          longitudinal axis (especially in turning); "the plane went
          into a steep bank"
      v 1: tip laterally; "the pilot had to bank the aircraft"
      2: enclose with a bank; "bank roads"
      3: do business with a bank or keep an account at a bank; "Where
         do you bank in this town?"
      4: act as the banker in a game or in gambling
      5: be in the banking business
      6: put into a bank account; "She deposits her paycheck every
         month" [syn: {deposit}, {bank}] [ant: {draw}, {draw off},
         {take out}, {withdraw}]
      7: cover with ashes so to control the rate of burning; "bank a
      8: have confidence or faith in; "We can trust in God"; "Rely on
         your friends"; "bank on your good education"; "I swear by my
         grandmother's recipes" [syn: {trust}, {swear}, {rely},
         {bank}] [ant: {distrust}, {mistrust}, {suspect}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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